Rovio, Lucasfilm Releases Angry Birds Star Wars
November 8, 2012 1:08 PM
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Angry Birds Star Wars is now available for Android, iOS, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8
Angry Birds recently made its way into space, but now, it's taking that venture to a whole new level in the latest game, Angry Birds Star Wars.
Rovio Entertainment, maker of Angry Birds, and Lucasfilm Ltd., the film and production company responsible for
have partnered on a new Angry Birds game that sends the famous birds and pigs into the world's most famous epic space opera.
“It’s a banner day for us,” said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment. “This is our best Angry Birds game yet, and we’re excited for our fans to finally meet Luke, Leia, and the rest of the gang! But it’s more than just a game launch: we think fans are going to just love the new animated trailer and the Angry Birds Star Wars products, sure to be a big hit this holiday season.”
The game has over 80 levels in famous "Star Wars" locations like Tatooine as well as new areas like the Pig Star. The game follows a battle between the Rebel Birds and the evil Imperial Pigs, where the birds must face Pigtroopers and Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs.
Gameplay includes use of
the force and light sabers
for a true "Star Wars" feel.
“We can’t wait for fans around the world to experience the fun of launching the Angry Birds characters into the 'Star Wars' universe,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “This is the kind of creative partnership that has helped
remain vibrant and beloved for over 35 years.”
Angry Birds Star Wars is now available for Android, iOS, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.
It was recently announced that
Disney bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion USD
from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas. The deal includes a new trilogy, consisting of Episodes VII, VIII and IX.
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Wait.. could this be a good thing?
11/12/2012 7:21:37 AM
If Disney now owns the IP, could we FINALLY get another space-flight sim like Tie Fighter? (way before most people were old enough to play games I imagine)
RE: Wait.. could this be a good thing?
11/13/2012 2:55:03 PM
I'm ready for another! I put so many hours into TIE Fighter it still scares me, though I was in middle school when it came out (I'm now in my 30s). It is easily still my all-time favorite flight sim. In fact I just bought the Collector's Edition not too long ago, as I loaned the original (on 3.5" floppies) to someone who never gave them back. I have yet to play any flight sim that is as much fun as TIE Fighter, including the later Star Wars flight sims - XvT, X-Wing Alliance.
Now if I could just get my flight stick to work with DOSBox...
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